System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (System Center Configuration Manager)

Microsoft’s very own Scott Rachui put together another great self-study guide for System Center 2012, this time focusing exclusively on Configuration Manager. If you’re wanting to jump start your ConfigMgr 2012 expertise then this is where you want to start. ===== With part-3 of this series, I finally turn to one of the most important… Read more

The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide

Just found this great article over in our public TechNet Wiki titled System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Survival Guide.  If you’re looking at or already running ConfigMgr 2012 then you’ll definitely want to add this one to your IE Favorites: What is a survival guide? It’s a page we created as a pointer to the… Read more

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Hotfix Installation Guidance

Here’s another KB we published this morning.  This one offers a general discussion on hotfix installation in System Center Configuration Manager 2007: ===== Summary A System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (ConfigMgr) hotfix will affect one or more separate roles within the distributed environment.  Possible roles include: ·         Primary Site Server ·         Secondary Site Server ·        … Read more

Best practices for catalog authoring in System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP)

If you’re looking for some guidance and best practices on how to author and maintain high quality System Center Update Publisher (SCUP) catalogs then you’re at the right place.  Our very own Jason Lewis has created an authoring guide that will answer just about every question you could have including: "When should I modify my… Read more

The Configuration Manager Service Pack Install Guide

This document was created to help in troubleshooting Configuration Manager Service Pack 2 (SP2) install failures. This document is not entirely specific to Service Pack 2 and can apply to Service Pack 1 installs, upgrades from SMS 2003 to SCCM, and future service pack or Configuration Manager versions that rely on .mof file compilations, SQL… Read more

Configuration Manager 2007 Out Of Band Demo and Tips

Our very own Buz Brodin, a Senior Escalation Engineer here on our System Center Configuration Manager support team, recently posted a great video that goes through some demos and some tips and tricks for setting up and using Out Of Band Management with Intel AMT enabled clients.  If you haven’t seen this and plan on… Read more

Manually creating a Microsoft License Statement File for Import into Asset Intelligence

Back on Tuesday the Configuration Manager product team posted a great article on how to manually create a Microsoft License Statement File for Import into Asset Intelligence: We have received a number of requests from customers who would like to create their own Microsoft License file for import, similar to the method used for the… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments, this tool provides a quick and complete inventory of the current IT environment… Read more

Report to find last logon details of each computer using ConfigMgr 2007

I get asked about this every once in a while so I thought I would post it here in case it’s something you might find helpful as well.  This report will contain the last login time on a particular computer along with the user who logged in to it as well as some additional details…. Read more

Guide to Software Updates Deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 – Part 2

Back on Monday I posted Part 1 of my Guide to Software Updates Deployment in Configuration Manager 2007 and below you will find the conclusion, Part 2: Deployments Configuration Manager 2007 no longer uses advertisements for delivering software updates. Software update deployments are now used as the vehicle that delivers software updates to client computers…. Read more